what do u guys think of this major, and are there anyschools near the beach that have it?
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Aug 3, 2010, 05:48 AM #2Junior Member
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hey im a atmospheric science major at the university of utah. (both majors are the same). Its a hard major with alot of math and science. math being the hardest. when i was looking at schools florida institute of technology is in melborn fl. its a cool place.
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My degrees were more targeted towards climatology rather than meteorology. Similar of course, and the same with Atmospheric Science or Physical Geography. So, if you broaden your view a bit, you will notice a lot more schools with the generalized focus. Just depends on what you are really interested in. If you want to forecast weather, then go for a meteorology specific program.
As far as jobs, they are out there, but it just depends on what you are looking for. Over half of the jobs are government forecasting (a lot of military) or research positions. Smaller percentage in the private sector I'd say.
Like SurfSnowLife said, its heavy on the math: 3 calculus classes, differential equations, statistics, computer programming will be on any meteorology curriculum requirement.
Yes, I went to UD. My undergrad degree was Environmental Science with an Atmospheric Concentration. This is pretty close to a meteorology degree, but if you are interested in govt jobs, they are very specific about which classes you need to have. At UD, this can be done, but you would have to take grad level courses. If you do want to go for a meteorology specific degree, I wouldnt go to UD. Otherwise, it is an awesome program.